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Prelate says president still promises elections in Democratic Republic of Congo

July 07, 2017

“Elections will be held,” Archbishop Marcel Utembi of Kisangani said after a July 5 meeting with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Archbishop Utembi reported that Kabila “has not stopped saying that there will be elections” this year, despite a lack of progress in scheduling the vote. The country’s Catholic bishops were instrumental in mediating an accord between the government and opposition, calling for elections this year.


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